Well, it's been nearly two weeks since I was last here. Such busy days heading into the end of the school year. Some controversy thrown in for good measure. And a yarnbombing project that has taken up all my free time.
Last week, the call went out for crocheters and knitters to meet at The Secret Garden Project to plan the yarnbombing of this tree (photo taken at the end of our first afternoon meeting).
Believe me, it's bigger around than you think. We had a good first turn out. I sort of took the lead on the direction this will take and also volunteered to do the joining of all the contributions.
You can see here the first squares I made before the meeting.
And I've been joining and granny square making ever since.
(Jingles checking out all the contributions.)
I've blogged about The Secret Garden before. It is a community garden started by Mimi, who is a young Kuwaiti chef. She is passionate about a grassroots movement in this country and believes change begins with us, each individual, person-by-person.
On Monday, we set up a meeting at the studio of LB o J'zazz where I managed to make a couple more grannies. Only one other volunteer showed up who also contributed a granny and we even taught Chef Mimi how to join a couple of squares.
Hopefully over the weekend I can take some of the pieces to see if they fit around the tree yet. I did a trial test on Monday and we were still short.
And the controversy I mentioned means I might actually finish school before June 7th. We shall see. But either way, very, very soon, I will have my precious time back and will have time for all the things I really want to do, like blogging and visiting all of you.
Have a terrific Thursday.